|He was lent to the R.N.A.S. as Observer from 15 July 1915 to 31 July 1919. According to records he was embarked in H.M. Ships Hyacinth, Laconia, Elephanta, Clio, Alert, Espiegle and Dalhousie on the East African Station during the period 26 April 1915 to 4 July 1916. It was at this period that he was Mentioned in Despatches by C in C Cape of Good Hope. Otherwise nothing has been traced.
On 1 August 1919 he transferred to the R.AF. whilst a Captain with seniority or 7 May 1918. His R.A.F. rank on appointment was Flight Lieut. dated 1 April 1918. His R.A.F. appointments included the following :
Air Staff Duties, H.Q. Coastal Command 18 August 1920
R.A.F. Staff College (p.s.a.) 1 May 1923
R.A.F. Far East for Liaison Duties with G.O.c.
British Troops, China 15 June 1935
Air Attache Bangkok 30 August 1938
Air Officer Commanding, Air H.Q. East Africa (16 November 1947)
He served throughout both World Wars and in the 1945 Air Force List is shown as a Group Captain on the General Duties List.